Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
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Girl In A Coma

Girl In A Coma is known for crunchy guitars, seamless musical interplay and Nina Diaz's alluring voice. But here, the San Antonio trio deftly gets back to basics to explore not just the form of its songs, but also the soul of its lyrics.

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Anna Calvi

The slow build that takes place in just three short songs performed at the NPR Music offices — from a guitar instrumental to the final primal cry of "Jezebel" — is nothing short of astonishing. Calvi plays three songs from her self-titled debut in this powerful performance at the NPR Music offices.

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Glenn Jones

Jones' most recent album, The Wanting, is a compelling work of American folk music that tells stories without a single word. Watch the masterful guitarist perform a lovely set at the NPR Music offices.

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Screaming Females

Don't let the size of the amps at the NPR Music office fool you: Screaming Females' music is louder than bombs. Pared down at the Tiny Desk, the band's keen sense of song stays front and center — especially in "It All Means Nothing," a new song from Screaming Females' next album.

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Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender can transform from a soft-spoken musician into a rock 'n' roll beast on a dime. Watch the haunting, spectacular performer as she howls, bangs on her guitar and stares into the eyes of individuals assembled at the NPR Music offices.

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Tinariwen

Even in a stripped-down acoustic formation, Tinariwen's trance-inducing desert music doesn't disappoint. Watch the Tuareg musicians don their beautiful, flowing robes for a stunning set in the NPR Music offices.

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Maria Volonte

Argentine singer Maria Volonte's powerful, refreshing interpretation of tango is fully capable of transplanting itself into folk, Latin blues or the traditional music of Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. With its mature sensuality, her music is filled with a potent brew of nostalgia and melancholy.

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The Music Tapes

Somewhere inside Julian Koster lives a boy full of wonder and imagination. Performing with his band The Music Tapes, he plays a holiday set complete with bowed banjos, singing saws and tape machines.

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Gem Club

Maybe you couldn't hear a pin drop when Gem Club played, but you could hear the click of a keyboard.

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I Wayne

The reggae star said little between his van and the NPR Music offices. But as soon as the cameras started rolling, he came to life right on cue, showcasing his smooth voice and vibrant energy.

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tUnE-yArDs

With loop pedals and an irrepressible voice, tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus makes powerful and danceable songs that spring to life before your eyes. Watch Garbus perform three buoyant songs from this year's stunning w h o k i l l.

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Gabriel Kahane

Hear the agile musician's rigorously crafted songs, which fall somewhere between classical and pop.

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Hospital Ships

Lonely Twin's poppy folk songs and brash rockers are packed with instrumental flourishes and feedback. But in this stripped-down set, Jordan Geiger's beautiful, crushing songs pack an emotional punch.

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Joe Henry

Henry's new Reverie reflects his fearlessly easygoing style, so asking him to sing in a crowded office never felt like an imposition.